Napoles moved to Taguig jail

Bea Cupin
Napoles moved to Taguig jail
(2ND UPDATE) Napoles arrives at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig at around 11:20 pm

MANILA, Philippines – (2ND UPDATE)  Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles settled into a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility Monday evening, after almost a year of being detained inside a PNP camp.

 

Napoles was picked up by Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel at the Fort Sto Domingo in Laguna around 10:40 pm. Escorted by several Philippine National Police units, Napoles arrived at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig at around 11:20 pm.

 

She was then brought to a BJMP facility within the police camp, where she will undergo new booking procedures.

 

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas earlier said the PNP would heed a commitment order issued by anti-graft court Sandiganbayan last Friday, July 25.

 

But the PNP and BJMP sat on the order, claiming that it would wait for what the Makati Regional Trial Court, which had committed Napoles to the PNP detention facility in Laguna, had to say about it.

 

“The Philippine National Police (PNP) has communicated with the Regional Trial Court of Makati, which in turn issued a Comment interposing no objection to the Order of the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. Hence, the PNP and the BJMP will cause the transfer of Janet Lim Napoles to the BJMP Bicutan facility within the day,” said Roxas in a statement.

 

Both the PNP and BJMP are under the DILG.

 

“I have directed the PNP and BJMP involved in her transfer to coordinate and ensure the safety of Ms. Napoles while in transit from Fort Sto. Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna to the BJMP facility in Bicutan,” added Roxas.

 

In an earlier text message, PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac told Rappler the transfer would happen Monday evening.

 

Napoles faces plunder and graft charges before the Sandiganbayan. – Rappler.com

 

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Bea Cupin

Bea is a senior multimedia reporter who covers national politics. She's been a journalist since 2011 and has written about Congress, the national police, and the Liberal Party for Rappler.